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Advanced Style

Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s blog, ADVANCED STYLE paints intimate and colorful portraits of seven independent, stylish New York women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

Director: Lina Plioplyte
Year: 2014
Time: 72 min

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Ways to Influence

Share this film. Give others the opportunity to be inspired by these wonderful women and their sense of style.

Learn more about the Advanced Style concept of Ari Seth Cohen, available in blog and book formats.

Be cautious of the judgments you make based on age. Encourage people of all ages to pursue their own personal style, beginning with yourself and accept and look forward to the increasing beauty and wisdom that comes with aging.

Support brands that feature older models in their advertising campaigns and do not shun away from the reality of aging. Some brands are MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal, and Dove.

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The Fashion Blog That is Putting Older Women First

“Your body is your best friend in the entire world. Ilona is 94, Joyce is 80, Lynn Dell is 81 …

These women are the stars of Advanced Style, the sensationally successful fashion blog. Now, their colourful stories are being told in a new documentary. Jenna Sauers meets them…”

Read the article on The Guardian.


“Proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.”

Check out the sensational fashion blog by Ari Seth Cohen that inspired the film ADVANCED STYLE.

The Chic Women of ADVANCED STYLE

An interview with director Lina Prioplyte: “I just wanted to know how these women were staying so creative and playful at that age.”

Living With Style

Director Ari Seth Cohen, who Cohen peruses the streets of New York searching for the most stylish, fabulous seniors, and Debra Rapoport, one of the stars of the film, talk about living with style.

“The discussion between these two no doubt proves that style bridges the generation gap. And, let’s be real; we all have something to learn from Ms. Rapoport…”

Read the conversation now on the New Potato.


A set of documentaries directed by female filmmakers.

No Country for Old Women

Demi Moore And Our Fear of Aging:
“Unable to keep her much younger man,  losing the battle with Mother Nature, guilty for beginning to show her true age, Moore reportedly turned to substance abuse to keep her flagging self-confidence afloat. We can balk as much as we want at Demi Moore’s troubles, but how long can they distract us from our own insecurities?”

Read the full article here.

What Is Beauty?

“The word “beauty” is the most overused, misunderstood, poorly defined word in the English language. What makes a woman beautiful? The Holy Grail of beauty has never been completely understood.”

M.D Robert Tornambe, NYC plastic surgeon writes about his view on the concept of beauty in the Huffington Post.

Playing Beat the Clock

“As I approach my mid-30s, the consensus among my female peers is: It’s time to get serious.”

An article by Sloane Crosley.

Aging Survey

“The topic of aging—getting older and looking younger—is more and more pervasive in our society’s collective consciousness.

To find out exactly how women and men across the country feel about their own changing looks, the effects of plastic surgery, and whether sex gets better with age, Allure conducted our first-ever survey on aging.”

Check out the reults!


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